Trillo’s (Jimena -Cádiz- 1953), stated goal is to document young people – whose alternative fashion choices he has dubbed “modernity” – as they forge the first wave of counterculture in a fast-moving but essentially very traditional place. It’s a remarkable anthropological achievement, and despite his protestations to the contrary, one of the most postmodern things I’ve seen in years. After all, these young people aren’t trying to create new forms as much as sing along to a distant song being broadcast from the other side of the globe, often from another decade entirely.... The signifier has been detached from the signified, and the sign is now blowing around by itself in the hot desert wind. The real question is whether this kind of nihilism isn’t actually very punk rock. Copyright Last Exit 2008.